Today a few Family Circles created cards to be delivered to refugee families who will be arriving in Philly in January from Congo, Burma, and Eritrea. The families will receive the cards as part of a welcoming basket of toiletries and other essentials.
It was moving to see elements of the TPS curriculum being shared with our mixed-aged groups. Students who studied immigration in 3rd grade shared their understanding of immigration and explained how various "push factors" could force families or individuals to seek safety in a new country. Similarly, middle schoolers applied their knowledge of these African countries to show others where to find them on a map.